Textual metonymy: A semiotic approach

Abdul Gabbar Mohammed Al-Sharafi*

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Textual Metonymy employs a theoretical framework combining rhetoric, figurative theory and textlinguistics. In the process, a very full historical account of treatments of metonymy from classical traditions up to the present time is given and critiqued. The author proposes a semiotic approach to the treatment of metonymy, on the basis of which a textual model of metonymy as a process of representation is developed to account for text cohesion and text coherence.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages226
ISBN (Electronic)9781403938909
ISBN (Print)9781403913326
Publication statusPublished - Jan 20 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)


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